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backbend

[′bak‚bend]
(building construction)
At the outer edge of a metal door or window frame, the face which returns to the wall surface.

backbend

1. Same as backband
2. At the outer edge of a metal door or window frame, the face which returns to the wall surface.
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The ballerina eases into a backbend and her partner lifts her gently, her feet flexed as though still on the floor, and rotates her around.
Then she lands on her back behind Harvey, lending an arm and angled leg to support him in a backbend.
Her deep backbend, which can happen in the blink of an eye, looks effortless, expansive, and welcoming.
A woman whips her leg and just misses the chest of a man in a backbend.
We all remember that moment when she's in a backbend and kicks her legs.
The jitterbugging, waltzing, and jazz-dancing couples in Mood Indigo were invaded by a third pair behaving strangely: George Smallwood entered in a backbend over a curled-up Elisa Clark, whose heart he pretended to pluck out.
Backbends, headstand, and shoulder stand come at the end of class.
The yogic backbends Vermes is forced to employ to keep that conceit going start to feel more like a Three's Company marathon than an avant-garde cartoon.
Students will learn the proper technique to do cartwheels, backbends, splits, handstands and some back walkovers and/or handsprings.
In short, Francis' dream came true thanks to a 3-year-old NGO, the Nawaya Network, performing a chain of impressive networking backbends of its own.
Twinned versions of a waxed-steel sculpture--a narrow vertical plane with a deep U-shape extracted from the top and a smaller, mirroring shape removed from the bottom--were propped side by side against a wall, while three similarly composed iterations of floor-bound metal sheets (each work titled And Its Shadow, 2014) arced as though performing spry gymnastic backbends.
If you want to do the splits or backbends, just because you have a desire to do the splits or backbends, I recommend that you see a local yoga teacher who can teach you properly.